Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the brain
— EPFL scientists have found that childhood trauma leaves a lasting imprint on the brain – a structural change that is related to a predisposition to violence.
Scientific advances that made 2012
— 2012 was an excellent year for research at EPFL. As a preview to a special section in the next Flash, here is a small selection of the most spoken-about scientific results from last year.
Jacques Fellay presented with the 2012 National Latsis Prize
— Member of the Global Health Institute at EPFL, Jacques Fellay will be presented with the 2012 National Latsis Prize this week for his research on genetic variations in the human genome and their effects on the treatment and reaction to viruses.
A protein's life – up close and personal
— An EPFL team has developed a technique for spying on the inner lives of cells. For the first time, scientists have used a near-infrared, light-sensitive biocompatible molecule to mark and observe the activity of proteins inside living cells.
Rethinking bacterial persistance
— EPFL scientists used microfluidics to observe the behavior of individual tuberculosis-like bacteria in the presence of antibiotics. Their observations call into question the prevailing theory of bacterial resistance, and they have proposed a new explanation for why some bacteria become resistant. The research is published January 4, 2013 in the journal Science.
EPFL survived the end of the world, vintage 2012
— If you are reading this sentence, it’s because December 21, 2012, was a Winter solstice like any other. We can therefore stay calm… until the announcement of the next apocalypse!
42 Million More Francs for Biocartis
— Active in the development of a diagnostic platform, the company’s Innovation Square has just completed its fourth round of fundraising.